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Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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Posted By scottv
Where are blood oranges from ? Only thing I herd...

Where are blood oranges from ? Only thing I herd was its similar to a grapefruit ?
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By scottv
It will settle when fermentation dies down. Just...

It will settle when fermentation dies down. Just remember patience.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM
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Posted By scottv
I'm going to say its just particles from the...

I'm going to say its just particles from the fruit. I bought sanitized puréed peaches that did the same thing. :) now it's all settled at the bottom of my carboy.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By scottv
Did you use whole blackberries ? Frozen ? Canned...

Did you use whole blackberries ? Frozen ? Canned puréed sanitized mix ?
Forum: Mead Forum 01-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
I'm going to go for a traditional GD. I love the...

I'm going to go for a traditional GD. I love the warm bitter sweet taste of mead you get from like renaissance festivals which is where I got my love for mead.

I did find a meadry in Oklahoma...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
When I mean better. Going to use the calc tool at...

When I mean better. Going to use the calc tool at gotmead.com make sure I get my readings etc etc. :)
Forum: Mead Forum 01-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
Mostly it's cosmetic sarmac. My first mead has a...

Mostly it's cosmetic sarmac. My first mead has a long way to go I started it in November 2012, peach melomel. It looks disgusting not much of a honey or peach taste but can smell the alcohol.

I...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-01-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
Thanks y'all. I'm about a week away from starting...

Thanks y'all. I'm about a week away from starting my second mead. Want this one to be much better.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-01-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
Ok so you can do both but do not really need to.

Ok so you can do both but do not really need to.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By scottv
Raisins

I see a lot of people using raisins to help ferment. My question is there a certain type if raisin or just raisins in general. Also can you still add nutrient and energizer on top of it or does it...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottv
Mmmmm 21 ABV

Mmmmm 21 ABV
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By scottv
Yeast is easy if using a dry yeast 1 packet per...

Yeast is easy if using a dry yeast 1 packet per should do the trick.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-25-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By scottv
There is a great calculator on the gotmead.com...

There is a great calculator on the gotmead.com site.

I would guess 10 lbs would make a super dry mead at 6 gallons. There are recipes for using a regular yeast but I think it's all JAO meads so...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By scottv
My first is a peach melomel in 2nd fermentation...

My first is a peach melomel in 2nd fermentation looks like vomit and tastes like dry strong alcohol. But. I'm going to be patient and just let it sit
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By scottv
I believe it's recommended to add one cup at a...

I believe it's recommended to add one cup at a time. But you have to be 100% sure it's not fermenting and will not start back up. If it does eeeek.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By scottv
Y'all stop it now I'm wanting to try this and I...

Y'all stop it now I'm wanting to try this and I promised myself only traditional till I get a few under my belt.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By scottv
I was a truck mechanics for years. Scary seeing 5...

I was a truck mechanics for years. Scary seeing 5 middle eastern types and a goat get out of one semi. 0_0
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By scottv
I hear you there. Just well to be honest...

I hear you there. Just well to be honest golddiggie has been teasing me my must looks like what happens with a late night bender. Lol. But I am being patient and see what it does.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By scottv
Nothing that I can find. A lot prefer to bulk...

Nothing that I can find. A lot prefer to bulk age. But you HAVE to get rid of the headspace and I believe make it air tight.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By scottv
Well from what I have read you can push your...

Well from what I have read you can push your yeast 1-2% higher then its life by adding half up front half when fermentation slows so instead of adding honey 3 times might be better to just do half at...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By scottv
Have to admit I have no clue what a blackcurrent...

Have to admit I have no clue what a blackcurrent is. I'm sticking with traditionals till I've learned a good deal more. And I started with a peach melomel.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By scottv
Yes sir. And the basic idea I got from it was...

Yes sir. And the basic idea I got from it was there is no such thing as mead yeast. Lol
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By scottv
From the reading I have done the sweat mead yeast...

From the reading I have done the sweat mead yeast is kind of a oxymoron. It seems the lavlin strains are some of the best. Other then that I'm not sure. :)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,681
Posted By scottv
Wow y'all pay a lot. 2.72 a # here in Ok. 12 lbs...

Wow y'all pay a lot. 2.72 a # here in Ok. 12 lbs aka 1 gallon 36-38$
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By scottv
I lived in AK for 15 years...now I'm a...

I lived in AK for 15 years...now I'm a hillbilly....anyways lets play nice. :)
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